PUBLIC RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
The membERs’ table lists the Representatives of Countries AND International Research Centres to the Wheat Initiative Institutions’ Coordination Committee and Research Committee.
The members’ table lists the Representatives of Private Companies to the Wheat Initiative Research Committee.
BECOME A MEMBER
The Wheat Initiative welcomes new Members who wish to contribute to the development and implementation of its Strategic Research Agenda.
The Wheat Initiative success depends upon the engagement of the global wheat community and it is therefore important that all countries and companies who are interested and/or involved in wheat research are represented in the Wheat Initiative Committees by becoming Members.
Two key Committees oversee the operations of the Wheat Initiative: the Research Committee (RC) - in which sit two representatives per Public and Private Members - and the Institutions’ Coordination Committee (ICC) - in which sit one high-level representative for the Public Members (Ministry, funding/research organisation).
The following steps are required to become a Member
Designation of representatives to the Wheat Initiative Research Committee and Institutions’ Coordination Committee
For Public Members: by the Ministry of Agriculture or any relevant Ministry. The Ministry may also choose to designate a research/funding institution from his country to designate the national representatives to the Wheat Initiative
For Private Members: by the CEO, President, or any relevant person
Formal approval of new membership by the Institutions’ Coordination Committee
Signature of Annex 1 to the Wheat Initiative Charter by the new Member and the Wheat Initiative managing institution
Payment of annual membership fees covering the Wheat Initiative management
G20/OECD member states: €10,000
International Agricultural Research Centers: €5,000
Others (non-G20 and non-OECD member States and non-International Agricultural Research Centres): €2,000
With an annual turnover larger than €500M: €20,000
Between €500-50M: €10,000
Under €50M: €5,000
Designated representatives to the RC and ICC are invited to participate to the relevant Committee’s meetings as observers until signature of the Charter. The status of observer may be extended up to 18 months.